The Intel keynote was presented by Intel SVP and GM Gregory Bryant at Computex 2019 in Taipei. Computex 2019 has gone into full force as big players like AMD and Intel have had their keynotes announcing the latest generation of processors. Intel just finished their keynote unveiling 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, new generation of Xeon E processors, and the 10th generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.
After introductions and a little history on Intel’s P4004 microprocessor, Gregory moved on to the announcement of the new 9th generation Intel Core vPro Mobile and Desktop CPU with the introduction of the first Core i9 vPro processor. These processors are specifically designed and built for business and enterprise platforms. Intel vPro processors provide hardware level security, stability and manageability allowing IT service providers to remotely connect to a device and diagnose the problem. Even if the device is off, vPro processors are able to be managed remotely, significantly reducing the cost of diagnosing issues.
Next, it was announced that there will be 14 new Xeon E Processors for entry desktop and mobile workstations. Up to 8 cores 16 threads, 5.0 GHz single core turbo, and up to 128 GB DDR4-2666 ECC memory support. The Xeon E processors will also support 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Optane memory. The Xeon E processors are Coffee Lake refreshes from the previous generation but with high core frequencies at the same price points.
Intel has taken a note to not forget about content creators and gamers. Mr. Bryant revealed Intel’s new X-Series line up of processors to come out fall 2019. He also stated that these processors will increase memory, CPU frequencies, and Intel turbo max technology beyond 2 cores. The fall 2019 release comes exactly 12 months after the previous generation was released.
Announced next was the new i9-9900KS processor taking the title for the world’s fastest gaming CPU. The 9900KS is an 8 core processor that will run at 5.0 GHz during single core and multi-core workloads. The 9900KS uses the same silicon as the 9900K but the KS has been binned to provide 5.0 GHz all core frequency. The i9-9900KS will be released fall of 2019.
The final announcement from the Intel Keynote is the 10th Generation Core Processors based on the 10nm Ice Lake architecture. These CPUs will be the first PC’s with instructions for AI, new core architecture, new Gen11 graphics engine, and first time integrated WiFi 6 and thunderbolt 3. The 10th generation processors will be releasing fall 2019.
The Intel Keynote also showed some demos for features announced for the upcoming processors. Along with the demos, new mobile and desktop solutions were also announced from PC manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and a few others. The keynote closed with features from the Ice Lake CPU’s showcasing Gen11 graphics demo, super resolution video playback, AI de-blurring photos, body tracking and among other features. The 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs will release Q4 2019.
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